|This was what I was left with: some GF carrot cake, couple of marzipan and apple tartlets, 2 Danish pastries, 2 Bialys and some Pane al cioccolato|
I always do a bit of experimenting on these occasions, push the boat out a bit, and use the opportunity - I'll be honest - to show off a bit.
So the evening before, I set to and made a rich chocolate loaf,
following this recipe, followed by a gluten-free carrot cake.
I had intended to make a coconut cream topping on the following morning - but I ran out of time.
Although I did allow myself a couple of hours in which to do a bit of experimenting, making Danish pastries (using Pure soya spread),
Bialys (bread shots) filled with marzipan and mincemeat or marzipan, dates and chocolate, and marzipan and apple tartlets.
|The four Bialys on the left were filled with marzipan and mincemeat - the other four have marzipan, followed by chopped dates and topped with half a square of dark chocolate|